COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus city officials have declared racism a public health crisis.
Columbus City Council passed a resolution Monday evening to officially make the declaration.
The resolution comes on the heels of four consecutive days of protests across Ohio after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Some of the protests turned violent, leading to curfews being set across the state and the governor calling in the Ohio National Guard for support.
Last month, the Franklin County Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis, saying "COVID-19 has highlighted the effects of the health divide between black and white Ohioans."